How To Convert PDF to Fillable Form In Under a Minute
You probably came across a PDF you wanted to convert into a fillable form at least once before. A PDF in fillable form is also known as a PDF form. It's basically an interactive electronic document that allows you to fill out fields and use different types of data validation.
Fillable PDF documents may be generated from the existing PDF document or made from scratch. They are created for organizations and businesses that need to submit a large number of forms such as medical insurance claim forms or online registration forms. You may also find them useful for invoices, contracts, and other important documents.
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Fillable forms are created by using special form-design applications which allow users to create editable PDF forms that can be filled, saved, and printed with updated information.
There are several programs you can use to convert PDF to fillable forms:
- Adobe Acrobat
- Microsoft Word
Adobe Acrobat is the most straightforward out of the three. If you already have it installed on your computer, here’s how to use Acrobat to convert your PDF into a fillable form:
- Open Adobe Acrobat
- Click on Tools
- Open the Forms panel and click Create
- Select the existing PDF file and click Next
Acrobat will analyze the document and add interactive form fields which you can inspect in the Fields panel. You can change the field name and add or edit fields by clicking on Edit Fields in the Task panel. Once you’ve finished editing, click Preview to test it. If you’re happy with the form, save it.
While the task can also be completed in Word, the process is much more complex compared to Adobe Acrobat. On top of that, before you create the “fillable form,” you would need to convert the PDF file into a Word document. This means you’ll need a program capable of opening and converting the PDF file, such as Adobe Acrobat.
If you’re going to download Acrobat, why not use the program itself to make the PDF fillable? If you absolutely have to turn the PDF into a Word document, here’s how you would go about it:
- Open Adobe Acrobat, navigate to File, choose Save As, and select .DOC from the menu
- Open the converted document in Word
- Enable the Developer Tab (File > Options > Customize Ribbon; Then, select “Developer” from the checkbox under “Main Tabs”)
- Click on Developer and select “Design Mode”
- Select the area in your Word document where you want to add a fillable element and select “Text Box” or “Rich Text Box”
- Customize the text box as you see fit
If you don’t have Adobe and don’t want to spend hours editing a Word document, you can use an online file converter. If you find online converters more convenient, check out the PDF converters in the table below:
|pdfFiller||pdfFiller is a website that provides a service to transform PDFs, scanned images of paper documents, and photos into editable text and form data|
|DocFly||DocFly is a free online service that converts your PDF to Word, Excel, PPT, image, and HTML files|
|PDFEscape||PDFEscape is a web-based converter that can convert PDF files into many different formats. Converted PDF files can then be opened in any browser or email application and shared easily with anyone who has an internet connection|
There is a wide range of websites that allow you to upload any PDF and convert it into a fillable form. However, online converters may prove problematic due to the following reasons:
- Incompatibility of your PDF file with the site's software—This could cause problems when you try to fill it out, as your answers may not appear or may be misplaced
- The risk of malware—By downloading your converted file, you may download malware to your computer
- Inability to convert large files—Some online form converters only allow you to upload PDFs that are less than 10 MB in size
If you want to create a fillable PDF for your business or some kind of project, you should think twice about it. Using online converters for converting files that contain confidential info isn’t recommended.
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- Find the File Converter product and open it
- Upload your file
- Choose the file type for the output
- Go to the My Disputes page and download your new file
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